Period
to 19 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 32 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 8,513 5,608 7,264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.28% 6.85% 5.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.88% 7.42% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,518 4,732 5,867
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.92% - +3.17%
75th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £84,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year - +0.92% +3.81%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 95,829 75,605 132,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.17% 92.35% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 66,597 60,779 105,358
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,371 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,375 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 19 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 7,806 £70,000 +7.69% 1,543
London +5 4,641 £80,000 +6.67% 806
UK excluding London +13 3,406 £55,000 - 837
Work from Home +3 1,887 £65,000 +4.00% 378
South East +22 1,216 £60,000 - 189
North of England -12 680 £55,000 +10.00% 250
South West +35 557 £55,000 +4.76% 88
Midlands +14 403 £55,000 +4.76% 129
North West -9 394 £50,000 - 160
Scotland -6 252 £53,000 -3.64% 63
West Midlands -7 243 £60,000 +14.29% 72
East of England +42 173 £63,750 +2.00% 79
Yorkshire -48 170 £55,000 +10.00% 56
East Midlands +29 158 £50,000 -6.98% 57
North East +51 118 £50,000 +2.56% 34
Wales +35 92 £45,000 - 28
Northern Ireland +1 42 £77,500 +63.16% 13
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2021, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,803 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
2 3,565 (41.88%) Java
3 3,514 (41.28%) AWS
4 3,213 (37.74%) Docker
5 3,113 (36.57%) DevOps
6 3,001 (35.25%) JavaScript
7 2,816 (33.08%) Kubernetes
8 2,804 (32.94%) Azure
9 2,712 (31.86%) Software Engineering
10 2,291 (26.91%) .NET
11 2,263 (26.58%) C#
12 2,254 (26.48%) SQL
13 2,134 (25.07%) TDD
14 2,087 (24.52%) Finance
15 2,082 (24.46%) React
16 1,742 (20.46%) Python
17 1,680 (19.73%) Node.js
18 1,652 (19.41%) Spring
19 1,617 (18.99%) Scrum
20 1,552 (18.23%) Social Skills
21 1,523 (17.89%) AngularJS
22 1,492 (17.53%) REST
23 1,465 (17.21%) .NET Core
24 1,406 (16.52%) Test Automation
25 1,378 (16.19%) Git (software)
26 1,343 (15.78%) NoSQL
27 1,313 (15.42%) Jenkins
28 1,292 (15.18%) CSS
29 1,287 (15.12%) Kafka
30 1,258 (14.78%) Web Services

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 476 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
2 339 (3.98%) Apache Spark
3 304 (3.57%) Confluence
4 246 (2.89%) Apache
5 138 (1.62%) CMS
6 116 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 109 (1.28%) GemFire
8 80 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
9 74 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 73 (0.86%) nginx
11 52 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 49 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 37 (0.43%) IIS
14 29 (0.34%) JBoss
14 29 (0.34%) Umbraco
15 28 (0.33%) ColdFusion
16 26 (0.31%) Tornado
17 23 (0.27%) EPiServer
18 20 (0.23%) OpenStack
18 20 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 38 (0.45%) InVision
2 31 (0.36%) Sketch
3 26 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (0.18%) GIMP
6 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.11%) Figma
7 9 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.070%) Revit
9 5 (0.059%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.047%) Inkscape
10 4 (0.047%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.023%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.023%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 82 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 28 (0.33%) Shopify
4 26 (0.31%) Magento
5 9 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.094%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 7 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 6 (0.070%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.070%) Summit
9 4 (0.047%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.047%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.023%) R3 Corda
11 2 (0.023%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.023%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.023%) SAP S/4HANA
12 1 (0.012%) Oracle EBS
12 1 (0.012%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.012%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.012%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3,514 (41.28%) AWS
2 2,804 (32.94%) Azure
3 1,253 (14.72%) Serverless
4 1,166 (13.70%) GCP
5 922 (10.83%) SaaS
6 544 (6.39%) GitHub
7 517 (6.07%) AWS Lambda
8 449 (5.27%) PaaS
9 319 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
10 298 (3.50%) Amazon ECS
11 291 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 268 (3.15%) Azure Service Bus
13 256 (3.01%) Amazon S3
14 229 (2.69%) IaaS
15 203 (2.38%) OpenShift
16 187 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
17 181 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
18 168 (1.97%) Amazon Kinesis
19 166 (1.95%) Amazon EKS
20 162 (1.90%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 267 (3.14%) HTTP
2 121 (1.42%) Internet
3 44 (0.52%) Firewall
4 38 (0.45%) DNS
5 33 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 28 (0.33%) Broadband
7 25 (0.29%) Network Security
8 21 (0.25%) VPN
9 19 (0.22%) AMQP
10 18 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (0.21%) Wireless
11 15 (0.18%) Bluetooth
11 15 (0.18%) ZigBee
12 14 (0.16%) SSL
12 14 (0.16%) WAN
13 13 (0.15%) HTTPS
13 13 (0.15%) LAN
14 10 (0.12%) DSL
14 10 (0.12%) IPv4
14 10 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,343 (15.78%) NoSQL
2 1,117 (13.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1,059 (12.44%) SQL Server
4 921 (10.82%) MySQL
5 817 (9.60%) MongoDB
6 722 (8.48%) Relational Database
7 636 (7.47%) Big Data
8 484 (5.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 473 (5.56%) Redis
10 213 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 202 (2.37%) Amazon Aurora
12 181 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 172 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
14 161 (1.89%) RDBMS
15 154 (1.81%) MariaDB
16 142 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
17 141 (1.66%) HBase
18 89 (1.05%) Data Lake
19 78 (0.92%) BigQuery
20 77 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,378 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 1,313 (15.42%) Jenkins
3 471 (5.53%) JIRA
4 433 (5.09%) JUnit
5 367 (4.31%) Maven
6 355 (4.17%) GitLab
7 312 (3.66%) Selenium
8 305 (3.58%) Cypress.io
9 277 (3.25%) Gradle
10 265 (3.11%) Cucumber
11 249 (2.92%) TeamCity
12 241 (2.83%) Mockito
13 198 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
14 166 (1.95%) Artifactory
14 166 (1.95%) SonarQube
15 151 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 143 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
17 141 (1.66%) Storybook
18 139 (1.63%) IntelliJ
19 137 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,087 (24.52%) Finance
2 1,552 (18.23%) Social Skills
3 803 (9.43%) Banking
4 419 (4.92%) Retail
5 409 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 329 (3.86%) Marketing
7 323 (3.79%) Games
8 260 (3.05%) Public Sector
9 249 (2.92%) Law
10 216 (2.54%) Legal
11 143 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
12 135 (1.59%) Front Office
13 133 (1.56%) Advertising
14 112 (1.32%) Telecoms
15 110 (1.29%) Financial Institution
16 95 (1.12%) Manufacturing
17 91 (1.07%) Automotive
18 90 (1.06%) Electronics
19 87 (1.02%) Back Office
20 63 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 3,971 (46.65%) Developer
2 1,502 (17.64%) Software Engineer
3 1,206 (14.17%) Java Developer
4 1,105 (12.98%) Senior Developer
5 764 (8.97%) .NET Developer
6 695 (8.16%) Architect
7 547 (6.43%) Software Developer
8 507 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
9 496 (5.83%) Senior Software Engineer
10 492 (5.78%) Java Engineer
11 479 (5.63%) C# Developer
12 396 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
13 379 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
14 337 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
15 327 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
16 315 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
17 312 (3.66%) Backend Developer
18 282 (3.31%) Lead Developer
19 278 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
20 277 (3.25%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,291 (26.91%) .NET
2 2,082 (24.46%) React
3 1,680 (19.73%) Node.js
4 1,652 (19.41%) Spring
5 1,523 (17.89%) AngularJS
6 1,492 (17.53%) REST
7 1,465 (17.21%) .NET Core
8 1,292 (15.18%) CSS
9 1,287 (15.12%) Kafka
10 1,258 (14.78%) Web Services
11 1,167 (13.71%) RESTful
12 1,051 (12.35%) HTML
13 1,009 (11.85%) Spring Boot
14 775 (9.10%) .NET Framework
15 685 (8.05%) GraphQL
16 541 (6.35%) RabbitMQ
17 518 (6.08%) Vue.js
18 510 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
19 489 (5.74%) ASP.NET
20 463 (5.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 722 (8.48%) Greenfield Project
2 571 (6.71%) User Experience
3 403 (4.73%) Cloud Native
4 351 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 246 (2.89%) Algorithms
6 240 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 236 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 213 (2.50%) Hedge funds
9 208 (2.44%) Public Cloud
10 154 (1.81%) Virtual Team
11 143 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 142 (1.67%) Blog
13 137 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
14 131 (1.54%) N-Tier
15 113 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 110 (1.29%) Equities
17 107 (1.26%) Data Centre
18 92 (1.08%) Pricing Data
19 91 (1.07%) Cyberattack
20 89 (1.05%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,070 (12.57%) Linux
2 300 (3.52%) Unix
3 188 (2.21%) Android
4 176 (2.07%) Windows
5 119 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 72 (0.85%) CentOS
6 72 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.23%) VMS
9 19 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
10 13 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.059%) Android TV
13 5 (0.059%) Debian
14 4 (0.047%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.023%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.023%) Solaris
16 2 (0.023%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,803 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
2 3,113 (36.57%) DevOps
3 2,712 (31.86%) Software Engineering
4 2,134 (25.07%) TDD
5 1,617 (18.99%) Scrum
6 1,406 (16.52%) Test Automation
7 1,123 (13.19%) Fintech
8 1,115 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
9 1,076 (12.64%) BDD
10 1,047 (12.30%) Mentoring
11 902 (10.60%) OO
12 881 (10.35%) Open Source
13 802 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
14 764 (8.97%) MVC
15 651 (7.65%) Analytics
16 630 (7.40%) Machine Learning
17 622 (7.31%) Computer Science
18 601 (7.06%) Continuous Delivery
19 586 (6.88%) SOA
20 582 (6.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3,565 (41.88%) Java
2 3,001 (35.25%) JavaScript
3 2,263 (26.58%) C#
4 2,254 (26.48%) SQL
5 1,742 (20.46%) Python
6 1,118 (13.13%) TypeScript
7 698 (8.20%) Go
8 564 (6.63%) Java 8
9 494 (5.80%) PHP
10 340 (3.99%) Scala
11 309 (3.63%) Kotlin
12 274 (3.22%) C++
13 265 (3.11%) Ruby
14 222 (2.61%) PowerShell
15 205 (2.41%) ES6
16 190 (2.23%) T-SQL
17 186 (2.18%) Bash Shell
18 183 (2.15%) C
19 176 (2.07%) Groovy
20 168 (1.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 902 (10.60%) Degree
2 281 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 249 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 234 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 116 (1.36%) OCP
5 116 (1.36%) Oracle Certification
6 78 (0.92%) AWS Certification
7 56 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 48 (0.56%) PhD
9 33 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 26 (0.31%) SANS
12 23 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 19 (0.22%) MCSD
14 18 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
14 18 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
15 17 (0.20%) ISEB
15 17 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (0.16%) RHCE
16 14 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 564 (6.63%) QA
2 87 (1.02%) Accessibility
3 60 (0.70%) GDPR
4 45 (0.53%) SLA
5 40 (0.47%) PSD2
6 39 (0.46%) WCAG
7 38 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.29%) GRC
9 20 (0.23%) HIPAA
10 14 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.059%) ISO 13485
14 4 (0.047%) IEC 62304
14 4 (0.047%) PMO
15 3 (0.035%) SEPA
16 2 (0.023%) ISO 20022
16 2 (0.023%) NIST
16 2 (0.023%) SOC 2
System Software
1 3,213 (37.74%) Docker
2 107 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (1.20%) HDFS
4 43 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 22 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 19 (0.22%) KVM
7 17 (0.20%) ISA Server
8 16 (0.19%) Firmware
9 10 (0.12%) Postfix
10 7 (0.082%) Ceph
11 6 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.059%) vSphere
13 4 (0.047%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.035%) Gluster
14 3 (0.035%) OpenAM
14 3 (0.035%) OpenDJ
15 2 (0.023%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 2 (0.023%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.023%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2,816 (33.08%) Kubernetes
2 1,039 (12.20%) Terraform
3 616 (7.24%) Ansible
4 245 (2.88%) Prometheus
5 228 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 213 (2.50%) Grafana
7 193 (2.27%) Puppet
8 61 (0.72%) Istio
9 56 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
10 52 (0.61%) Kibana
11 44 (0.52%) Consul
11 44 (0.52%) Graphite
12 40 (0.47%) ZABBIX
13 39 (0.46%) Packer
13 39 (0.46%) Rancher
14 33 (0.39%) Graylog
15 26 (0.31%) logstash
16 23 (0.27%) Mesos
17 20 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
18 19 (0.22%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 712 (8.36%) Microsoft
2 675 (7.93%) Google
3 568 (6.67%) Oracle
4 168 (1.97%) VMware
5 113 (1.33%) Okta
6 112 (1.32%) IBM
7 103 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 95 (1.12%) SAP
9 81 (0.95%) Splunk
10 76 (0.89%) Sybase
11 68 (0.80%) Nintex
12 65 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
13 64 (0.75%) Samsung
14 54 (0.63%) Atlassian
14 54 (0.63%) Zend
15 40 (0.47%) Adobe
16 37 (0.43%) ServiceNow
17 36 (0.42%) Sitecore
17 36 (0.42%) Spotify
18 32 (0.38%) MuleSoft